Signed l.c.r.: Jordanus.
Oil on canvas, 96.5cm by 121cm.
1688 Inventory, p.29: “My Ladyes Dressing Roome……1 piece of David & Bathsheba in a Large Guilt fframe.”
The Old Testament tells the story of King David’s seduction of the beautiful Bathsheba, his arranged murder of her husband Uriah and subsequent marriage to her, for which sins, David and his descendants were punished by God.